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I'm Terrified Of Passing Toxic Masculinity Onto My Sons

Chris Napier | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Napier

bmm banner.jpg I don't want my sons to share the programming which has crippled me. I don't want them to grow up in a world which victimizes boys for showing weakness and which treats mental health issues without compassion.

Parenting And The Modern Man

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

bmm banner.jpg But what about the men? I mean, sure, there are established dad bloggers and networks but let's face it is not enough to reflect the fact that the times they are a - changing. Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so.

Why Every Man Needs A Therapist

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

bmm banner.jpg We all experience feeling wounded. Yet women tend to verbalise and process pain much more efficiently, as women have each other to confide in. Women are also 'allowed' to feel emotion, whereas men are socialised to be 'tough' and to push away any pain, instead of acknowledging it.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Suicide - Breaking The Silence

Adriana Wheatley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adriana Wheatley

However, that all changed the day I let a friend visit me on the ward. On seeing her tears that seemed so genuine, I finally dared to question my perspective on life - had it been warped for all of this time?

It's Good To Talk

Ant Meads | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

bmm banner.jpg We've been raised in a culture where the man is supposed to be the provider. The pre-defined gender roles that have existed forever, seem to continue today and as a result we think that we know our place in society. We are to work. We are to build a family and to provide for them. But what happens if we can't do that?

Client Therapy: Good For The Soul

Dee Greenwood | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Greenwood

My clients are my entire world. Each one is my boss, my friend and the person who holds me accountable for my progression. It's important to feed your soul and everyone who calls on me gives me something different to take away each time.

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

Should There Be A Guarantee In Therapy?

James Mallinson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Mallinson

London is quite possibly the therapy capital of the planet. And with millions of therapy appointments every year and there being thousands of different kinds of therapy, should the consumer be offered a guaranteed of therapy working?

How Only You Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing

Jacob Strachotta | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacob Strachotta

Results Driven Hypnosis, or RDH, aims to help you help yourself. It uses premade treatments, sort of audio recordings, that act as guided helpers, each targeting a specific subconscious emotional issue. With RDH, you are guided through hypnosis to find and eliminate the cause of your problems yourself.

The 4 Golden Rules To Finding The Right Therapist

James Mallinson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Mallinson

With more and more of us going to see a therapist, how do you find the best therapist for you? Having made the decision to be brave and smart enough to seek help in the first place and perhaps selecting the type of therapy that best suits your needs, how do you go about choosing the one you want to work with?

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

For plunging much-needed therapy money into these projects will inevitably take it away from therapy services located where they should be - in organisations where the goals of therapy can freely be decided by the person who really matters, the person suffering.

Why Changing Your Fixed Ideas Is Important for You, Your Children and Everyone Else

Michael Carthy | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Yes, it is a choice to stubbornly stick to an idea that you believe to be true even if those ideas have stopped serving their purpose. More often than not we refuse to budge, we refuse to even broach the subject - we will not change our mind and that is it. We might make a decision to believe something at ten years old and refuse to budge one inch, invariably taking that belief to our grave.

Mental Health in the Next 50 Years: "It's More Than Just Changing Hearts and Mind'

Willem Kuyken | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Willem Kuyken

In my parent's generation there was a sea change in health behaviour. Not so long ago smoking was considered normal, diets were conducive to heart disease and exercise was a marginal pursuit. In just fifty years most people acknowledge the importance of exercise and diet. Smoking has become a marginal pursuit. There has been a huge tipping point.

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Laura Maisey | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I'm going to do something I'm not used to doing online. I'm going to talk about mental health, mine specifically. The importance of talking about mental health cannot be under-estimated and I am writing this as a way of feeding into the larger movement toward more open unprejudiced discussion.

How I Overcame My Mental Health Issues

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

My mental health issues improved because I didn't give up on them and I didn't get let them own me - I kept learning about them and about myself, and I kept looking for the underlying causes of the symptoms.

Writing Poetry for Addiction Recovery - A Case Study

Annabel Burn | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Poetry has been in the news due to its usefulness in therapy, helping the traumatised, the bereaved, and those who just have difficulty expressing themselves through normal conversation. Perhaps less well known is the use of poetry in helping people recovering from addiction. Emotional pain is part of the wreckage of addiction and using poetry to unlock shame, anger, anxiety and low self-esteem can produce remarkable results.

Book Review - Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought

Will Black | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Black

Because We Are Bad is a harrowing account of a girl's struggle to make sense of the world and contend with distressing thoughts and perceptions that constantly tore into her mind and life. A complex silent battle being fought day and night for many years, while trying desperately to fit in without betraying her secrets and the world coming crashing down.

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

How Can We Improve Access to Services for Children and Young People's Mental Health?

Andrew Graley | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Andrew Graley

The therapists working with our children and young adults do a fantastic job, often in difficult conditions. They are known as the Cinderella Service in the UK NHS because of the low budget they receive. Sharing the therapist expertise and giving them the tools to reach more of those in need will undoubtedly help to intervene earlier.

Anything More Than Nothing Is Something

Trevor Silvester | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

You can't negotiate with success. You either do what it requires, or it goes to someone else. Usually that's the person who doesn't care that they're tired, who starts earlier or works later, who turns off the TV, who sacrifices 'me time', who finds a way around every obstacle.

Chemical Castration - or Compassion for Paedophiles?

Dr Sarah D Goode | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Dr Sarah D Goode

Every paedophile was once somebody's little child, a member of somebody's family. To imagine that they are somehow distinct from us, that they are 'those monsters over there' is a fairy-story we can no longer afford to believe.

Is the Future Digital for Psychological Therapies?

Sarah Bateup | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Bateup

Examination of the work of over 200 CBT therapists working online using written communication demonstrates that those therapists that get the best results are the ones adhering to evidence-based treatment plans. It has never been possible to demonstrate this before with certainty.

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.